HOUSE OF LINES AND CIRCLES
The house is Located in Vilathur in Palakkad District of Kerala. Once a small town in a village setting, it is now a fast growing center for trade, attracting businesses even from far off areas. The Residential plot is located in the heart of this urban sprawl, setting the architects up with a unique challenge of creating an appealing architecture that is to be appreciated by the public while protecting the client’s privacy at all times.
The client’s requirement brief is translated on site through the careful placement of the building’s massing and utilizes the negative space thus created as elements to craft the overall architectural composition. A sky lit internal courtyard and a swimming pool stays hidden inside the massing, allowing the occupants to enjoy the areas with uninterrupted privacy. Simple design elements such as circles and linear lines can be seen repeated in the building in varying degree of functionality.
The design language is evident from the front porch itself. The linear profile of the porch covers almost the entire span of the house with one end opening up into a pebble garden and a green wall. A textured wall with a series of circular fenestrations separates the courtyard inside from the porch. These circular holes balance the linear form of the porch while providing a peek at the internal courtyard without affecting the privacy of the occupants.